Articles for kids! How-to integrate News-O-Matic’s informational text into your ELA classroom:
- Morning meetings: Start the day by giving your students a chance to read an article. During morning meeting time you can discuss a big takeaway or answer questions.
- Independent reading: Let students choose to read an article on News-O-Matic during independent reading time. You might use the questions in News-O-Matic to check for comprehension or design your own reading response prompts.
- Shared & group reading: Ask students to read an article in partners on a shared screen or off of their own device. Design a collaborative reading response activity that gives them a chance to work together as they think about what they’ve read.
- Opportunities for close reading: In small groups or whole class lessons, students can dive into a current events article to using different close reading lenses.
- Topic ideas for Persuasive writing: Before kicking off a unit on persuasive writing, let students use News-O-Matic to explore topics they are passionate about.
- Identifying evidence and reasons in informational text: News-O-Matic passages are perfect for practicing skills related to informational text like identifying key details and using evidence to support thinking.
- Daily intro to academic and domain-specific vocabulary: Before a discussion on a currents event issue have students identify and talk to a partner about vocabulary words that are essential for understanding the topic.
Learn more about News-O-Matic by visiting their website! Are you using this tool in your classroom? Share your “how-to” in the comments below.
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